Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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    Sheet-Pan Salmon with Simple Bread Salad

    The abundant fatty acids in salmon make it extremely healthful and ideal for baking. The vibrant salad, made on the same sheet pan, complements the rich fish perfectly. —Laura Wilhelm, West Hollywood, California

    Patriotic Pepper Platter

    Cream cheese stuffed peppers are easy to make, easy to travel with and wonderful to eat at room temperature. This...


    Greek Sheet-Pan Chicken

    4 reviews

    I love roasted vegetables and keeping things simple. One bowl and one sheet pan, that's it. You could certainly use...


    Chilean Beef and Olive Empanadas

    Lorain is known as the International City because people came here from all over the world to work. During the...


    Macau-Style Portuguese Chicken

    This comforting golden curry recipe is one of the national dishes of my hometown, Macau. Since moving to Toronto, I...

    Savory Tomato and Olive Oatmeal

    Who says oatmeal has to be sweet? I love this savory oatmeal recipe because it starts my day in a...


    Orange and Olives Salad

    My grandmother made sure this orange and olives salad was on our holiday table every year. It's so light and...


    Zesty Mediterranean Potato Salad

    I love this Mediterranean potato salad recipe that incorporates vegetables I plant in my summer garden. The dressing is light...


    Savory Stuffed Cherry Peppers

    1 review

    Our family's holiday dinners include a giant antipasto, and my mom's anchovy stuffed peppers are always the star dish. There...


    Dry-Rub Grilled Pork Chops over Cannellini Greens

    2 reviews

    My family was not a huge fan of pork until I tried this pork chops and green beans recipe. Feel...

    Cauliflower Tabbouleh

    This cauliflower tabbouleh recipe is super easy and fast to make. I love that I can offer it to my...


    Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a...


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    Mushroom Olive Bruschetta

    After experimenting with different ingredients and flavor combinations, I came up with this variation on traditional tomato-based bruschetta. I've also...


    Greek Olive Tapenade

    Welcome to an olive lover’s dream. Mix olives with freshly minced garlic, parsley and a few drizzles of olive oil...


    Sicilian Overstuffed Sandwich Wedges

    For a casual holiday lunch or supper, you'll have a guaranteed winner with this stacked-high, Italian-style sandwich. I like the...

    Marinated Almond-Stuffed Olives

    Marinated stuffed olives go over so well with company that I try to keep a batch of them in the...


    Personal Pizza

    4 reviews

    I practically lived on these mini pizzas when I was in college. Packaged pizza crust mixes make it easy recipe...


    Olive & Onion Quick Bread

    5 reviews

    I’ve been baking for over 50 years and I never get tired of trying new recipes for my family, friends...


    Citrus Spiced Olives

    1 review

    Lemon, lime and orange bring a burst of sunny citrus flavor to marinated olives that are great for nibbling on...


    Witch’s Caviar

    I like to serve this dip with triangle-shaped tortilla chips because they look like pointy witch hats. —Darlene Brenden, Salem,...


    Greek Deviled Eggs

    1 review

    Want a zippy update on the classic deviled egg? Tomatoes, olives and a dash of yogurt turn this Greek version...


    Italian Marinated Olives

    1 review

    A friend shared this recipe for Italian marinated olives with me more than 25 years ago, and I still get...


    Green Olive Dip

    4 reviews

    Olive fans will love this dip. It's cheesy and full of beef and beans. It could even be used as...


    Kidney Bean Casserole

    1 review

    I don’t recall its origin, but I've had this Kidney Bean Casserole recipe for many years. A Triscuit cracker crust...

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    Mixed Olive Crostini

    4 reviews

    “These little toasts are pretty and irresistible—they’re always a big hit. Even though they look like you fussed, the ingredients...


    Mini Muffuletta

    8 reviews

    People love these hearty little sandwich wedges. The recipe is great for a party and can be made the day...


    Lemon-Herb Olives with Goat Cheese

    1 review

    Greek olives have a fruity flavor that comes into play when you mix them with lemon and fresh herbs. Spoon...


    Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

    7 reviews

    Instead of using a pastry crust, this traditional shepherd's pie has a savory one made with mashed potatoes. The bacon...


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    Italian Pizza Meat Loaf

    If you have kids who protest when they hear meat loaf is on the menu, just try keeping them away...


    Mediterranean Pastry Pinwheels

    6 reviews

    These quick appetizers are irresistible. The flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and pesto balance beautifully. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York